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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Handmade Love

In the spirit of making/giving as much handmade as possible in 2009, Natalie and I made handmade valentines to hand out at school. I had lots of blank white cards and lots of felt, so essentially these cards cost me nothing!

I started by having her draw a bunch of heart shapes. She picked out her favorites and I cut those out to use as a template.
Then while I was cutting felt hearts, she wrote her name inside each card, and also her friends names on the envelopes. Lots of good penmanship practice. She gets lazy, so I have to keep on her to keep it neat!
The little hearts turned out so cute! She drew some very cute ones (it only took 5 pages of hearts, LOL) so we had lots to choose from!
Then Mommy glued on the hearts, and Natalie carefully stamped a cute message (didn't have to buy that either! Got that stamp on clearance for 50 cents last year! I LOVE it!), and voila! A handmade valentine sure to bring a smile to anyones face!


P.S. Thanks for all the crafty love! I get so nervous showing things I have made because I put so much time and energy and LOVE into them, I am afraid I am the only one that thinks they are cute, LOL! You guys sure know how to make a Mama feel good!

10 comments:

Jenny said...

what a great idea! inexpensive, and relatively easy, too! ooo, maybe i'll give it a try (it might not turn out as cute, though, considering my gerneal lack of any artistic ability whatsoever). very cute.

Shellie said...

good job.... they look cute. I love little felt hearts.

Cheree said...

What a GREAT idea! I’ll have to store this in my memory to do with Caedyn when she gets a bit older. V-day is so much more fun this way! And they look fantastic too!

Lori said...

Umm, do grandparents rate a very cute Valentine?

Shannon said...

hehe, yes they do, they might be late though...LOL!

Erin said...

you are the craftiest person i know shannon! and that talent is being passed on to dear natalie. i love reading your blog and seeing all of your new creations. the fruits are darling and the little bad looked so great!

Mrs. L said...

Cousins? Do cousins get one? :) Tell Natalie she did an awesome job, they look great!

Anonymous said...

I am here! Send me stuff!

Shannon said...

LOLOL Mallow, you are the queen of google!

Kelli said...

Ewan did love his Valentine after he got used to the idea of it being "girly!" He loves his Natalie.